2020 unit information
Classes and seminars in Trimester 2/Semester 2, 2020 will be online. Physical distancing for coronavirus (COVID-19) will affect delivery of other learning experiences in this unit. Please check your unit sites for announcements and updates one week prior to the start of your trimester or semester.
Last updated: 2 June 2020
Students will on average spend 150 hours over the teaching period undertaking the teaching, learning and assessment activities for this unit.
1 x 1-hour class per week, 1 x 1-hour seminar per week
1 x 1-hour class per week (recordings provided), 1 x 1-hour online seminar per week
This unit examines critically several themes about the role that Australia played in the two world wars and the impact of those wars on Australian society. The themes to be studied include:
These are the Learning Outcomes (ULO) for this unit
At the completion of this unit, successful students can:
Deakin Graduate Learning Outcomes
Demonstrate an understanding of the history of Australia's involvement in the two World Wars
GLO1 Discipline knowledge and capabilities
Critically analyse and use primary source documents in the writing of history
GLO1: Discipline-specific knowledge and capabilities
GLO5: Problem solving
Develop high-level skills in the research and writing of history as a self-managed learner
GLO4: Critical thinking
GLO8: Global citizenship
Understand the history of different cultures and nations involved the two World Wars
These Unit Learning Outcomes are applicable for all teaching periods throughout the year
Weeks 6 and 11
The assessment due weeks provided may change. The Unit Chair will clarify the exact assessment requirements, including the due date, at the start of the teaching period.
The texts and reading list for the unit can be found on the University Library via the link below: AIH238 Note: Select the relevant trimester reading list. Please note that a future teaching period's reading list may not be available until a month prior to the start of that teaching period so you may wish to use the relevant trimester's prior year reading list as a guide only.
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